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Shiver

Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear - give up his new property venture or end up dead. 

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard Andrei Hadeon as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control. 

His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.

©2015 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC (P)2019 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC

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Give me more!

I'm late to this party I know... This book, or rather this series, has been on my TBR for a long time. But I never did manage to get to it. When I saw that the authors were starting to make their books into audios as well (well Kenneth Obi, deserves the credit for making the audio - but you know what I mean) I hoped that this series would also join that route. So, one day in late March I did a happy dance - or more of a jiggle since I don't dance - when I spotted this book on Audible. It seems that some wishes do come true.

Anyway… Lucas is a man with a lot of drive and plans. At least as far as business goes. He knows what he wants and where he’s going and nothing is going to stand in his way. But his latest procurement comes with a lot more danger than anticipated, so giving into his friends he reluctantly agrees to a bodyguard. Only he didn’t count on the attraction he’d feel towards Andrei and the temptation the Romanian man brings might just make his carefully constructed walls come crumbling down.

I quite enjoyed listening to this book. It was a great combination of a hot romance and thrilling suspense sprinkled with some great friendships, or rather – family. There were quite a few side characters to keep track of during this ride but I didn’t mind that, it added to this world and plot. It made me want to find out more, know their stories as well as Lucas and Andrei’s.

I would advise you though, don’t go into this book expecting a credible plot. At times it’s quite fantastic and utterly unbelievable. Many times I found myself questioning the actions of the characters, the incompetence of it all, wondering how they could still be alive. However, if you have your mind set to “entertainment” and don’t question anything, you might just have a great time.

Kenneth Obi captured me with his narration, the feelings he added to the different situations and characters really made the experience so much better. I also enjoyed that he had different voices for the various characters, it made it easier to follow who was speaking and keep track of them all. There’s only one things I wished to change; no mumbling. It made it hard to hear at times. Some characters mumbled more than others – and not as part of the book or plot, but purely on Obi’s part.

This was a good start to a new series, and I eagerly wait for the next instalment to be produced.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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Awesome

Great start to the series. Kenneth Obi is amazing yet again and bring one of my favorite books to life. The tone and flow are perfect and fit with these characters. Clear and easy to understand and each character had their own personality. Lucas is guarded and has so many walls his friends think no one could ever get past them. He was hot, sweet and deep. I loved him from the first scene. Andrei has gone through a lot and has come out the other side a better person who thinks he knows exactly who he is....until he meets Lucas, and finds passion in a unlikely place. This book has twist and turns, action and touching moments, amazing side characters you will love like Snow, Rowe and Ian.

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Good .

Very good audible
great narration and well written story.
ok characters .
it held my attention.

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love the book

The performance was inconsistent. Sometimes Lucas had the deepest voice, sometimes Andrei did. The editing also was a little hit and miss. The book, as I already knew from reading it, is awesome!! Elements of found family, strong protective men, humor. Sometimes the audible version enhances was is excellent into sublime. This one subtracted a little.

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Fantastic!

This is one of my absolute favorite reads and getting to read it in a new way was incredible! I knew it would always make a great audiobook and am very happy to say that I wasn't wrong!! Kenneth Obi did a wonderful job at bringing these beloved characters to life in a new and exciting way! Great job!!

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  • 04-15-19

This will make you shiver!

Lucas is a cutthroat businessman and has bought property in a seedy part of town. He is receiving threats, so his friend puts a bodyguard on him. Lucas being ex-military can take care of himself and doesn't make it easy for Andrei..in so many ways.
This is a nail-biting story, with lots of action and intrigue. The budding romance makes it even more exciting.
Now I am sure the book is good on its own but I highly recommend the audio. Kenneth Obi gives Lucas such a sexy voice with sort of a sexy roughness, and Andrei a slight accent. he adds excitement where needed and turns this good story into a more thrilling listen! I want all of these men's stories and cannot wait for more.

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Buyer beware released in 2015 and boring

Not only is this book boring and predictable. The poor premise and the lack of simple editing made it worth -10 but no such rating available, I Shivered through it all the same, in the hope it might be worth it... but nope ! !

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  • 03-28-19

Worth the wait!

I was hoping that the Unbreakable Bonds Series would eventually come to audiobook when I learned that Ward Security was published on Audiobook last year, and it was so worth the wait!
The connection between friends, Lucas, Ashton (Snow), Rowe and Ian is a complex one but loyal one.
This story concentrates on Lucas, who due to some business dealings is in need of a bodyguard, enter Andrei. I loved the relationship between Lucas and Andrei and the sexual tension between them was HOT!
As I have read all the other books in this series I can honestly say they will be definitely on my auto buy on day of release.